Before the sailboat, bodies of water were traversed by borrowing your dad’s canoe or by piggybacking a friendly giant clam. Celebrate the novel application of breeze-catching sheets with today’s Groupon to Windsong Sailing Academy. Choose between the following options:
- For $145, you get a five-hour basic keelboat sailing theory class, plus a two-hour sailing outing (a $292 value).
- For $290, you get a five-hour basic keelboat sailing theory class, plus five two-hour sailing outings (a $580 value).
For more than 20 years, Windsong Sailing Academy has set sail with navigational novices and returned ashore with yachting yeomen. During the five-hour basic keelboat sailing theory class, participants learn proven tricks and boating methodology, discuss the physics and theory behind why sailing works, and postulate theses regarding the duality of man in Moby Dick. Ground-school classes are limited to 12 students per class to ensure maximum individual attention, and the sailing outings take five students in a keelboat out to Lake Lanier. There, sailors rotate manning different crewing positions every 10 minutes, such as steering the rudder or counting cadences for the oarsmen. Participants interested in marrying the sea may opt for five two-hour sailing outings to improve comfort on the water. Windsong Academy sets sail from multiple marinas, so discuss your best options when you call.
Windsong Sailing Academy
Windsong Sailing Academy blends the educational and the recreational aspects of sailing. It is a formula that has inspired lifelong passions in several former students. One student abandoned his corporate life to sail the Caribbean with his son, and another couple spent their retirement as the co-captains of an Island Packet 38 sailboat, boating past Miami, the Bahamas, and several countries recently acquired by Tom Hanks.
Over the course of Windsong’s 28 years of nautical adventures, Captain Dave Crumbley and his team have still sought to instill both knowledge and passion for the sport they love. With their educational courses, you’ll learn both theory and technique, and you can choose to take a program that can lead to certification with the American Sailing Association.
6900 Holiday Rd
Buford, Georgia 30518